Archive for September, 2008

Bobby Rahal

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

“One day you can be at the top of the heap, and the next day you’re at the bottom.”
Bobby Rahal, Indy-Driver And Entrepreneur
In an interview with Fortune Small Business

James Dyson

Monday, September 29th, 2008

“It’s a rather dull, amateurish, very unflashy advertisement. We liked the idea of being upset by something at home, doing something about it and taking on the big boys. It’s a great American story.”
James Dyson on his first U.S. commercials
in an interview with Guardian

Warren Buffett

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

“You shouldn’t try to compete with the pros. If you try to be a lot smarter, you’ll probably end up being a lot dumber.”
Warren Buffett

Bill Penzey

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

“Starting a business is like a football game. No matter how great you do in that first quarter, no matter how far ahead you are at halftime, you have to go all four before you win the game.”
Bill Penzey, Founder of Penzeys Spices
In an interview with Fortune Small Business

Tim Leatherman

Friday, September 26th, 2008

“One of the nice things about the mail-order business is the long lead time from when clients commit to the product to when it appears in the catalog.”
Tim Leatherman, Founder Of Leatherman Tool Group
In an interview with Fortune Small Business

Grant Tinker

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

“First, we will be best. Then we will be first.”
Grant Tinker, NBC

John Shewmaker

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

“Time after time, I have seen struggling businesses where the solutions to problems were known to employees.”
John Shewmaker, Former President Wal-Mart